Kent Comet stores set to close today
Comet in Gravesend is
among those due to shut today
Three Kent Comet stores are set to trade for the last time
today, it's been revealed.
The stores in Gravesend, Folkestone and Canterbury are among 125
stores listed for closure around the UK.
It comes after administrators at Deloitte confirmed the last
trading day after failing to find a buyer for the stricken
Stores in Margate and Tunbridge Wells have already closed. The
Maidstone store remains open for the time being.
Before it collapsed into administration, Comet - which has been
badly hit by online competition and the economic downturn - had 240
stores and around 6,000 staff.
It was bought for just £2 less than a year ago by private
investment firm OpCapita. But it is thought to have made losses of
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